Court Holds Operator of Tug is “Operator” of Barge under Tow Pursuant to OPA 90

By Stephanie Veech United States v. Third Coast Towing, No. 3:16-CV-34-CWR-FKB, 2017 WL 4051766 (S.D. Miss. Sept. 12, 2017); No. 3:16-CV-34-CWR-FKB, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147253 On January 27, 2013, a tug operated by Nature’s Way Marine was pushing two…

EPA and U.S. Dept. of the Army Finalize Date for Rule Defining “Waters of the U.S.”

On January 31, 2018, the EPA and U.S. Department of the Army (Corps of Engineers) issued a statement announcing an applicability date for the 2015 Clean Water Rule (the 2015 Rule). “The new applicability date will be two years after…

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The Loyola Maritime Law Journal is pleased to announce the Loyola Maritime Law Journal 2018 Banquet April 12th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at the Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans Please consider a sponsorship to support and attend this annual…

Ninth Circuit Diverges from Fifth on the Availability of Punitive Damages for Personal Injury of a Seaman in Unseaworthiness Claims – Creates Circuit Split

Ninth Circuit Diverges from Fifth on the Availability of Punitive Damages for Personal Injury of a Seaman in Unseaworthiness Claims – Creates Circuit Split Summary by Tyler Loga Christopher Batterton v. Dutra Group, No. 15-56775, D.C. No. 2:14-cv-07887-PJW, 2018 U.S….

Circuits Split on Punitive Damages for Seamen

Ninth Circuit Disagrees with Fifth Circuit – Writs to Supreme Court Inevitable Batterton v. Dutra Corp., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 1627 (9th Cir. Jan 23, 2018) The wait is over. The case was argued almost a year ago on February…

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